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Michael Cox - Author

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Leonardo da Vinci: A Stroke of Genius

Leonardo da Vinci: A Stroke of Genius

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Everybody knows that Leonardo da Vinci was an artist - that he was the mastermind behind the infamous Mona Lisa and designed the first-ever flying machine. But did you also know that da Vinci: - spent a decade making a clay horse? - had his very own pet dragon? - loved to wear pink? Full of rivalries between artists, incredible inventions and passages from Leonardo's lost notebook, discover everything you ever wanted to know about the man with the paintbrush!

ZSL Big Swamp Beasts

ZSL Big Swamp Beasts

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2013

They slither, they bite, they go bump in the night. Meet the Big Swamp Beasts! From crocodiles and snakes to birds, frogs and bugs, meet the strangest and most amazing creatures that live in the world's wet, murky and muddy swamps. This highly engaging information book makes the world of exotic animals accessible to young readers. Packed with amazing facts, stories and high interest information about each of the swamp things covered, each spread is accompanied by quirky full-colour, annotated illustrations and amazing photography. Readers will learn everything about swamp animal characteristics, habitats, and where they are found. Each title will contain fascinating feature spreads including conservation information, evolution facts and animal atlases, as well as swamp beast statistics and quirky and amazing swamp facts.

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Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2012

Schools across the UK are catching the Bug, and now so can kids at home! Bug Club is one of the best-loved reading programmes in primary schools and kids just love reaching for the bookshelves to find their favourite Bug Club book. Here's some of the great things people have been saying about Bug Club: They are so used to TV, DVDs and everything else, that getting them interested in reading is really hard. But Bug Club had children laughing, engaged and begging for more! - Wendy Jenkins, Bangor Central Integrated Primary School Bug Club deserves gushing praise It will help children get the best possible start in their reading journey and enjoy page after page of reading success. - Teach Primary Magazine When the books went home, the response from parents was tremendous. Bug Club has been an inspiration to the whole school family. - Tristran Roberts, Headteacher Ysgol Kingsland, Holyhead

Fitter, Faster, Funnier Olympics Everything you ever wanted to know about the Olympics but were afraid to ask

Fitter, Faster, Funnier Olympics Everything you ever wanted to know about the Olympics but were afraid to ask

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2012

From unbelievable tales of triumph (with all the shocking bits left in) to incredible facts about Olympic athletes, this is an aspirational, informative, interactive and hilarious guide to the Olympics - what they're all about and what made them what they are today. Packed with funny illustrations, inspirational ideas and amazing activities, this is a brilliant guide to the Olympics past and present.

ZSL Big Cats

ZSL Big Cats

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

This fearsomely gripping big cat catalogue is the first of a series of books looking at different animal groups, starting with Big Cats. This highly engaging information book makes the world of exotic animals accessible to young readers. Packed with amazing facts, stories and high interest information about each of the big cats covered, each spread is accompanied by quirky full-colour, annotated illustrations and amazing photography. Focusing on animals found at London and Whipsnade Zoos and in the wild, readers will learn everything about big cat characteristics, habitats, and where they are found. Each title will contain fascinating feature spreads including conservation information, evolution facts and animal atlases, as well as big cat statistics and quirky and amazing big cat facts. Book band: Dark Red Ideal for Age 10 - 11

Wild Things To Do With Woodlice And 364 Other Amazing Nature Activities

Wild Things To Do With Woodlice And 364 Other Amazing Nature Activities

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2010

Can't tell a blackbird from a blackberry, a butterfly from a buttercup or a hedgehog from a hedgerow? This action-packed book filled with nature activities, facts and tales will tell you everything you need to know about how to get stuck into nature. From how to stalk a shrew, make a bee barn, to how to take amazing phone-camera snaps, or construct a woodlouse maze out of Lego, this book is packed full of amazing nature activities for every day of the year. Also find out: Who kept a pocket full of toads; How best to watch woodlouse drinking through their bottoms; Who is famous for eating bowls of slug stew? Where to find the best live nature webcams and much, much more.

Nightmare at Trowser's Down

Nightmare at Trowser's Down

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

As soon as Tiffany sets eyes on Crumbling Cow cottage, she realises that moving there is the worst decision her parents have ever made. And she knows that sooner or later it will bring the whole family a lot of trouble. But what she doesn't know is just how terrible that trouble will be...and just how soon it will all begin!

How to Drink from a Frog And Other Things You Need to Know About Food

How to Drink from a Frog And Other Things You Need to Know About Food

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2008

How To Drink From a Frog weaves essential nutritional know-how into a humorous narrative packed with jokes, cartoons, recipes, quizzes and activities. From medieval table manners to surprising modern additives, the author takes an entertaining look at the history, geography and science of all things edible. Funny, fascinating and yucky food facts are combined with healthy eating information that every child needs to know. The engaging style will appeal to children who usually find healthy eating advice hard to digest.

Dying to Meet You

Dying to Meet You

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Identical twins Hailey and Hugo Huckleberry win the prize of a lifetime - the chance to meet their favourite horror author, the mysterious and reclusive Chad Piranha. Accompanied by Chad's editor, Tamara, they set off for his solitary mountain hideaway. But little do they suspect the series of horrific and blood-curdling events that are in store. A spoof horror story from a master of black comic writing.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Author: Michael Cox Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Balthasar - Baz - a Montague mob foot soldier and Romeo's right hand man - narrates the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet. The story unfolds on a contemporary Nottingham estate, where trouble is brewing between the Montague Mob and the Capulet Crew. A contemporary retelling of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, but there are still no happy endings...

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Balthasar - Baz - a Montague mob foot soldier and Romeo's right hand man - narrates the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet. The story unfolds on a contemporary Nottingham estate, where trouble is brewing between the Montague Mob and the Capulet Crew. A contemporary retelling of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, but there are still no happy endings...

Captain Codswallop and the Flying Kipper

Captain Codswallop and the Flying Kipper

Author: Michael Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2006

This laugh-out-loud comic romp marks Michael Cox's debut on the A&C Black children's list. Captain Codswallop's pirate ship has been stolen by the ruthless highwayman, Dick Turnip. But it seems that Dick is even more incompetent than the captain and his hapless crew. However, the pirates get more than they bargained for when they find themselves head-to-head with the Spanish Armada.

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